Kiran Leonard announces new album ‘Derevaun Seraun’

The multi-instrumentalist has also shared ‘Living With Your Ailments’ and a handful of tour dates.

Multi-instrumentalist Kiran Leonard is back with a brand new album! ‘Derevaun Seraun’, the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Grapefruit’, is out on 15th September via Moshi Moshi, and will be split into five movements inspired by literature. In a statement, Kiran said of the album: “‘Derevaun Seraun’ is a piece I wrote a couple years back in five movements for voice, piano and string trio. Each movement is written about a different piece of literature, exploring the value I see in each work and the impression it has made on me, and there is nothing more to it than that”. He continued: “The pleasure of books – of good verse and stories and ideas – is a very simple thing, and I felt that some lofty unifying theme for the entire piece would be a betrayal of that belief”. See the tracklisting below. 1. Could She Still Draw Back? 2. Living With Your Ailments 3. A Paritcle of Flesh Refuses the Consummation of Death 4. The Mute Wide-Open Eye of All Things 5. The Cure for Pneumothorax Kiran has also shared a new track from the album, the epic ‘Living With Your Ailments’, inspired by Albert Camus’ 1942 philopshical work ‘The Myth of Sisyphus’. It’s a striking departure from his first two “proper” albums, but it’s a beautiful number filled with piano and baroque flourishes. Speaking of the track, Kiran said: “I read it for the first time as an unhappy, nervous 17-year-old and I found it deeply moving and comforting […] It is an essay about taking the cards we are dealt – mortality, nothingness, uncertainty – and doing our best with them, in humour and in optimism and in open-mindedness”. As if that wasn’t enough, Kiran’s also shared a handful of tour dates with a string trio across the UK in September, including a show at London’s St Pancras Old Church where he’ll play two shows in just one night! Listen to ‘Living With Your Ailments’ and see Kiran’s upcoming tour dates below.

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